Top 10 longest reigning Roman emperors

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Caesar paved the road for one of the most impressive empires. The Roman Empire starts 27 BC and falls apart 476 AD. The empire saw many emperors come and go. Many of them were assasinated. Some emperors were unpopular, Nero for example was said to be crazy. The first – prosperous – 200 years were marked by the Pax Romana (Roman Peace). Later on the empire started to desintegrate. Civil wars and the actions of barbarians finally put an end to Roman dominance. Which emperor was the most succesfull in terms of time served as an emperor? Here’s the top 10 longest reigning Roman emperors!

Top 10 longest reigning Roman emperors

  1. Commodus – 15 years (177 – 192 AD)
  2. Domitianus – 15 years (81 – 96 AD)
  3. Septimius Severis – 17 years, 10 months (193 – 211 AD)
  4. Caracalla – 19 years (198 – 217 AD)
  5. Marcus Aurelius – 19 years (161 – 180 AD)
  6. Traianus – 19 years, 7 months (98 – 117 AD)
  7. Hadrianus – 21 years (117 – 138 AD)
  8. Tiberius – 22 years, 6 months (14 – 37 AD)
  9. Antonius Pius – 22 years, 7 months (138 – 161 AD)
  10. Augustus – 41 years (27 BC – 14 AD)

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